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MENAFN - Arab News - 11/03/2014
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(MENAFN -Arab News) SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-BAULCHE, France: Dutch rider Moreno Hofland won a sprint finish for the 205km second stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race to Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche in Burgundy on Monday

The 22-year-old crossed ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb, already second on Sunday, and France's Nacer Bouhanni, winner of the first stage

Bouhanni leads the overall standings with a two-second advantage on Degenkolb and Hofland now 4sec off the leader

"Last week it was special to be in front with the favourites at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne," said the winner, who finished second to one-day classic specialist Tom Boonen in the Belgian race

"Today it's even better to beat them. I was badly placed with 1.2km left, in about 30th position

"I thought it was over but then with a teammate, I threaded my way through and got back up, I still don't know how

"I found myself on Degenkolb's wheel and I made my move 300m out.

Bouhanni said he was still feeling the effects of the crash he suffered on Sunday's opening stage, when he crossed the finish line with his knee covered in blood

"I struggled especially in the first 100km when my knee was still cold but after that I got better and better," said the 23-year-old overall leader, the French champion in 2012

"In any case, it didn't affect me in the sprint. I was just lacking a bit of strength in the final 200m against Degenkolb.

The Frenchman might have lost the overall lead but for a disastrous final 11km for Belgian Gianni Meersman

The Omega-Pharma Quick Step rider had picked up enough bonus seconds in intermediate sprints along the stage to make him the virtual leader but a crash 11km from home cost him dearly

He made it back to the peloton for the final sprint but was deemed to have done so only thanks to getting an illegal tow from his team car, and organisers hit him with a 1min 10sec penalty that dropped him outside the top 100

In sunny conditions, French rider Anthony Delaplace and Latvia's Aleksejs Saramotins led a long breakaway of over 200km after taking the lead just 2.5km after the race got underway at Rambouillet, outside Paris

Delaplace pulled ahead with 12km to go but Saramotins resisted until the final 3km

The pair had built up a lead of nearly 11 minutes on the peloton controled by Bouhanni's FDJ team and then Omega Pharma, whose chase proved ultimately futile

Tuesday's 180km third stage will run between Toucy and the Magny-Cours circuit

Results:

1. Moreno Hofland (NED/BKN) 4hr 53min 46sec (average: 41,9 km/h), 2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) same time, 3. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ) s.t., 4. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) s.t., 5. Thor Hushovd (NOR/BMC) s.t., 6. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) s.t., 7. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) s.t., 8. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) s.t., 9. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) s.t., 10. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) s.t

Selected: 20. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:07, 24. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) 0:07, 53. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:07, 90. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:18, 129. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 1:10, 151. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY) 5:28, 152. Andy Schleck (LUX/RSH) 6:4

Overall standing

1. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/FDJ) 8h46:43, 2. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) at 0:02. 3. Moreno Hofland (NED/BKN) 0:04, 4. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:13, 5. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:14, 6. Jose Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0:14, 7. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 0:14, 8. Nikolay Trusov (RUS/TIN) 0:14, 9. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:14, 10. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:14

Selected: 17. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 0:20,19. Tom Boonen (BEL/OPQ) 0:21, 36. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:21, 113. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 1:41, 162. Andy Schleck (LUX/TRE) 8:50


 


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